FF/FG draw up rescue plan for businesses after Covid-19

Temporary Vat cuts, writing off of rates bills and access to working capital are some of the proposals put forward

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
5th April, 2020
FF/FG draw up rescue plan for businesses after Covid-19
A key Fianna Fáil election policy was to set up a separate Department for Further and Higher Education, which would mean abolishing or merging an existing government department

Incentives for businesses rather than personal income tax cuts are being examined by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as part of a new rescue plan for the Irish economy.

The framework document being drawn up by both parties is expected to be as short as 20 pages and will set out key principles they have agreed to stimulate economic growth once the Covid-19 crisis is contained.

Sources in both parties say the main focus...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Taoiseach willing to have an inquiry into nursing home deaths

Home Michael Brennan 10 hours ago

Analysis: Weary public unlikely to be inspired by the latest call to persevere

Home Aiden Corkery 1 day ago

Comment: Time to build a new coalition of democracies from the ground up

World Javier Solana 1 day ago

Disability group expressed concerns to council about Sandymount cycle lane